Rating Group: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

2001-2002 Positions

Issues: Labor Unions
State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 86%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91%
Todd Akin 25%
Wayne Allard 9%
George Allen 17%
Thomas Allen 88%
Rob Andrews 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 75%
Brian Baird 88%
Richard Hugh Baker 25%
Cass Ballenger 14%
Roscoe Bartlett 38%
Charlie Bass 25%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 75%
Bob Bennett 17%
Douglas Bereuter 25%
Shelley Berkley 75%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 88%
Judy Biggert 25%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 83%
Sherwood Boehlert 38%
Kit Bond 17%
Henry Bonilla 25%
Mary Bono Mack 25%
Leonard Boswell 63%
Rick Boucher 88%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 75%
John Breaux 67%
Henry Brown, Jr. 25%
Jim Bunning 17%
Conrad Burns 18%
Dan Burton 14%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 83%
Ben Campbell 45%
Chris Cannon 38%
Eric Cantor 25%
Brad Carson 63%
Julia Carson 88%
Mike Castle 25%
Hillary Clinton 92%
Michael Collins 38%
Larry Combest 25%
Kent Conrad 92%
Jon Corzine 91%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 13%
Larry Craig 17%
Robert Cramer 57%
Philip Crane 14%
Barbara Cubin 29%
Randall Cunningham 25%
Thomas Daschle 83%
James Davis 75%
Jo Ann Davis 25%
Thomas Davis III 13%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 13%
James DeMint 13%
Peter Deutsch 88%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Norm Dicks 75%
Chris Dodd 91%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 30%
Calvin Dooley 63%
John Doolittle 25%
Byron Dorgan 92%
David Dreier 25%
Jennifer Dunn 25%
John Edwards 83%
Chet Edwards 88%
Vern Ehlers 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 38%
Philip English 25%
John Ensign 36%
Bob Etheridge 75%
Lane Evans 88%
Terry Everett 25%
Russ Feingold 83%
Michael Ferguson 38%
Bob Filner 88%
Peter Fitzgerald 33%
Ernest Fletcher 25%
Mark Foley 38%
Harold Ford, Jr. 88%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 25%
Barney Frank 86%
William Frist 17%
Jonas Frost III 75%
Elton Gallegly 13%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 88%
Jim Gibbons 13%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 25%
Charlie Gonzalez 86%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 38%
Bart Gordon 75%
Porter Goss 25%
Daniel Graham 92%
Mark Green 25%
James Greenwood 25%
Judd Gregg 18%
Gilbert Gutknecht 38%
Jane Harman 75%
Melissa Hart 25%
J. Dennis Hastert 17%
Robert Hayes 25%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 25%
Joel Hefley 13%
Wally Herger, Jr. 13%
Baron Hill 71%
Maurice Hinchey 88%
David Lee Hobson 25%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 88%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
Thomas Holden 88%
Ernest Hollings 92%
Darlene Hooley 86%
John Nathan Hostettler 57%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 29%
Kenny Hulshof 25%
Duncan Hunter 25%
Kay Hutchison 25%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 91%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 38%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 88%
William Jefferson 71%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
William Lewis Jenkins 25%
Christopher John 63%
Nancy Johnson 25%
Tim Johnson 25%
Paul Kanjorski 88%
Ric Keller 25%
Sue Kelly 13%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 82%
Mark Kennedy 25%
Patrick Kennedy 75%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Gerald Kleczka 88%
Joseph Knollenberg 25%
Herb Kohl 83%
James Kolbe 13%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Jon Kyl 8%
Ray LaHood 38%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 88%
Steve LaTourette 38%
James Leach 29%
Jerry Lewis 13%
Ron Lewis 25%
Joe Lieberman 73%
Blanche Lincoln 75%
John Linder 25%
William Lipinski 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 9%
Ken Lucas 38%
Dick Lugar 17%
Don Manzullo 38%
Robert Matsui 88%
Karen McCarthy 88%
James McCrery III 25%
John McHugh 50%
Scott McInnis 25%
Michael McNulty 88%
Martin Meehan 88%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
Zell Bryan Miller 58%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 63%
Jack Murtha 88%
Sue Myrick 13%
Ben Nelson 83%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 25%
Robert William Ney 25%
Don Nickles 17%
Anne Northup 25%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 38%
James Nussle 25%
Jim Oberstar 88%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 63%
Thomas William Osborne 25%
Doug Ose 14%
Major Owens 88%
Michael Oxley 17%
Ron Paul 29%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 25%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25%
Todd Platts 25%
Richard Pombo 13%
Earl Pomeroy 88%
Deborah Pryce 25%
Jack Quinn 57%
George Radanovich 13%
James Ramstad 25%
Ralph Regula 38%
Denny Rehberg 25%
Silvestre Reyes 75%
Thomas Reynolds 25%
Ciro Rodriguez 88%
Mike Ross 88%
Steve Rothman 75%
Jim Ryun 25%
Martin Olav Sabo 88%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 88%
Rick Santorum 17%
Paul Sarbanes 83%
Jim Saxton 38%
Edward Schrock 25%
John Shadegg 13%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 25%
Christopher Shays 13%
Donald Sherwood 25%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 38%
Ike Skelton 57%
Gordon Smith 42%
Nick Smith 38%
Olympia Snowe 50%
Vic Snyder 88%
Hilda Solis 88%
Mark Souder 13%
Arlen Specter 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 75%
Pete Stark 86%
Cliff Stearns 25%
Charles Stenholm 50%
Ted Stevens 25%
Ted Strickland 88%
Bart Stupak 83%
John Sullivan 33%
John Sununu 13%
John Sweeney 25%
Tom Tancredo 13%
John Tanner 63%
Ellen Tauscher 88%
William Tauzin 25%
Charles Taylor 38%
Gene Taylor 63%
Craig Thomas 8%
William Thomas 13%
Todd Tiahrt 25%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Turner 75%
George Voinovich 27%
James Walsh 38%
Zach Wamp 25%
John Warner 33%
Diane Watson 80%
Mel Watt 100%
Anthony Weiner 88%
David Weldon 13%
W. Curtis Weldon 43%
Gerald Weller 25%
Robert Wexler 88%
Heather Wilson 25%
Lynn Woolsey 88%
David Wu 75%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 25%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 88%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 88%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 86%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 83%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 88%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 82%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 75%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 88%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 88%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 88%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 75%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 58%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 86%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 75%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 88%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 75%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 63%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 88%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 88%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 88%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 88%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 88%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 75%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 88%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 75%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 83%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 63%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 88%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 88%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 88%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 63%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 88%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 92%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 88%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 75%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 86%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 75%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 75%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 88%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 88%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 88%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 88%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 80%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 75%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 86%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 50%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 88%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 88%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 88%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 63%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 75%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 92%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 88%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 86%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 92%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 88%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 83%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 88%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 88%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 75%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 88%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 88%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 86%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 92%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 92%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 83%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 88%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 88%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 88%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 75%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 92%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 88%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 88%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 88%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 75%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 92%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 88%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 88%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 88%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 75%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 88%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 88%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 88%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 83%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 83%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 88%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 57%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 88%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 38%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 25%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 25%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 25%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 25%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 25%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 25%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 18%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 25%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 25%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 25%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 38%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 13%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 25%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 38%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 42%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 50%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 17%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 25%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 25%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 25%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 42%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 50%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 17%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 38%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 33%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 13%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 25%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 38%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 25%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 17%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 25%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 25%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 25%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 25%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 17%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 27%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 25%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 25%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 13%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 25%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 38%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 25%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 25%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 25%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 50%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 25%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 58%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 17%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 13%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 25%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 13%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 20%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 38%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 25%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 38%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 13%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 25%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 38%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 17%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 38%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 25%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 13%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 25%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 13%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 25%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 13%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 25%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 25%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 18%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 25%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 33%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 25%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 25%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 25%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 25%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 25%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 14%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 25%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 25%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 25%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 25%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 25%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 33%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 25%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 14%

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